An interesting photo from the building of «Forever Marilyn», a sculpture by Seward Johnson, on July 14, in Chicago. The stainless steel and aluminum sculpture which stands 26 feet tall and weighs 34,000 pounds will be unveiled tomorrow and remain on display in Chicago through the spring of 2012. The sculpture was inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s iconic scene in the 1955 movie Seven Year Itch. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)
"I think the Japanese male sexual complex originated in the two-dimensional world –animation, games and so on – which then transferred to small three-dimensional sculptures. But before my sculptures Miss Ko (1997) and My Lonesome Cowboy (1998), it had never been represented life-size." --Takashi Murakami
"Hiring young women to strip at a funeral ceremony might strike some as scandalous, but for many in Taiwan it is an important part of the grieving process. The practice sees scantily clad women on “electric flower cars” (電子花車, diesel trucks refashioned with a stage and special lighting), erotically gyrating to pop songs as a means of sending off the recently deceased — presumably with a smile." (via Tapei Times)
Mayumi Haryoto - She started working in the age of 18 and has worked since as Graphic Designer, 2D Pixel Animator, Art Director, Production Assistant, Assistant Director, even did a little Voice Over (you still can hear her voice sometimes in some local TV commercials)in some related fields from graphic house, game developer, advertising agencies, film productions, records label, even content provider. She finally (FINALLY! Something hit her slow stupid head!) made up her mind to live up her old dream to do what she mostly likes to do. From 2006 till now she has focusing on illustration as her career.
(via B/D) Molly Landreth’s A Portrait Of Queer life In America started as a simple self-portrait project in 2005 but has since expanded into a national archive and an international collaboration with the GLBT community.
Don't miss this show if you are around! On August 6th, Culver City's Corey Helford Gallery will open double solo exhibitions by New York painter David Stoupakis and UK digital artist Tom Bagshaw. Stoupakis will prsent seven new oil-on-panel paintings, and Bagshaw will have new works inspired by stories, myths and legends from around the globe.
Returning to the gallery for his third solo exhibition entitled “Walking Within These Shadows”, Stoupakis reveals a more personal side to his work — exploring life, death and the unknown. Stoupakis is internationally recognized for his clever narratives and haunting imagery that portray the darker side of childhood innocence and fairytales. However, his new body of work adopts a more serious tone, departing from the playful themes he is known for. For the show, Stoupakis spent the past year reflecting on his life experiences, infusing his work with a darker color palette as well as more mature themes. Of the seven new oil-on-panel paintings showcased in the exhibition, Stoupakis notes “Peddlers of Death” as the highlight, describing the painting as “the boundary between Earth and the unknown.”